THE LAKE CITY IN UDAIPUR

One of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan popular for its Lakes and Palaces. Set in Southern Rajasthan Udaipur is also known as ‘Jewel of Mewar’, this city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1553, on the banks of Lake Pichola. It is one of the prime destinations of the week long journey & is claimed to be most romantic city. Udaipur is the perfect blend of antique as well as contemporary attractions.

History Of Udaipur

The Romantic city had been the capital of Mewar rulers from centuries.  An interesting legend is associated with the foundation of this city. Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting. Maharana Udai Singh happened to meet a holy sage when he was on his hunting expedition in the Aravalli Hills.

The Sage counseled the King to establish a kingdom in the fertile valley that would be well-protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. Subsequently, Maharana Udai Singh laid the foundation stone of Udaipur in 1557 A.D. Initially Chittorgarh was the capital of Mewar, but it was shifted to Udaipur because it was constantly attacked by the invaders & the Mughals. In the year 1567- 68, to avoid the danger of Emperor Akbar the whole kingdom was shifted to Udaipur.

A peace treaty was later in between the Mughals and the Rajput’s. When the Mughal Empire started to weakened the Rana’s & Maharanas reasserted their independence & recaptured most of Mewar except Chittor. In the year 1818, Mewar became a princely state with Udaipur as its capital.

Udaipur often called the City of Lakes and famous for its scenic beauty, history, culture and Rajput-era palaces. Udaipur is a charming city of lakes and palaces. It is a good base from which to explore the nearby countryside. It is also a major centre of art, renowned for the beauty of the Mewar school of miniature painting. Udaipur tour is one of the best way to explore this beautiful city.

Best Places to Visit in Udaipur

City Place


The city Palace was constructed by Udai Mirza Singh in the year 1559. A blend of Chinese, Medieval & European style of architect this palace is constructed in the banks of Pichola Lake.

Lake Palace


It is one of the most famous wedding destination & symbol of Udaipur tourism. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1746 & is situated in the Island of Jag Niwas of PicholaLake. In the year 1960 it was converted into luxury hotel & is now a part of Taj luxury resorts.

Jagdish Temple


Jagdish temple is Udaipur’s largest temple which was built in the year 1651. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu & Shiva and is a fine example of Indo- Aryan architectural style.

Dudh Talai


The sunset view of LakePichola can be enjoyed from here. It is a beautiful laid out Rock Garden which gives the panoramic view of the old city.

Bagore Ki Haveli


It was constructed by Amir Chand in the 18 th century. It is also situated near Lake Pichola. This Haweli was converted into Museum to preserve the royal touch of the building as it represents the culture of Mewar.

Saheliyon Ki Bari


Constructed by Maharana Bhopal Singh it literally means saheliyo ki bari, Garden of Maiden, it was constructed in the northern part of the city. The maids of the Princesses were used to stay here. In this palace the maids were allowed to make merry, sing and dance.

Shilpgram


It is situated 3km away from the main city in about 70 acre of land. It is a government owned complex to promote traditional art & craft and to provide employment as well. It is a wonderful place to see different tradition & culture. Many cultural & art festivals are organized on a regular basis in the Amphitheatre.

In this section, we will discuss in detail about the lakes of Udaipur. Pichola Lake. Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Fateh Sagar Lake. Jaisamand Lake. Rajsamand Lake. Udai Sagar Lake.

Pichola Lake

Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful lake of Rajasthan. Built in the year 1362, by Pichhu Banjara during the ruling period of Maharana Lakha, It is one of the oldest & largest lakes of Udaipur.

Fateh Sagar Lake

Lies just behind the Moti magri Hills located in the north of Pichola Lake, it is the secomd artificial lake of Udaipur. It was built maharana Fateh Singh in the year 1678.

Jaisamand Lake

Jaisamand Lake is popular for being the second largest artificial lake in Asia. This lake is also known as Dhebar & is located at a distance of 48 kms from the city of Udaipur. While making a dam on Gomoti river Maharana Jai Singh built this lake.

Rajsamand Lake

In 1660, Rajsamand Lake was built by Maharana Raj. Located 66kms in the north of Udaipur, Rajsamand Lake lies between Rajnagar and Kankroli. The lake is also known by the name of Rajsamudra Lake in Rajasthan.

Udai Sagar Lake

it was constructed by Maharana Uday in the year 1559 & was completed in the year 1565. From east of Udaipur it’s about 13 kilometers.

Mewari is the primary language of Udaipur, yet Rajasthani, Hindi and English are also common in the city. Jainism is the main religion which is observed in Udaipur. Other religions include Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity in the decreasing order.

Cuisine

It comprises of highly vegetarian dishes. You can find type of curries seasoned with a great variety of spices that are unique to the lands of Rajasthan

People

People in Udaipur are generally friendly. People are generally simple, well built & cheerful untouched by the pace of modern time.

Language

It is a very important factor for communication. Mewari is the prime language followed but Rajasthani, Hindi & English.

Religion

Jainism is the prime religion followed by Hinduism, Christianity, and Sikh& Islam.

City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaics.

Udaipur; the city of lakes is Mewar division capitol in southern Rajasthan in Republic of India. It is a well connected by Roads and Railways from Major parts of India.

The city is beautiful and romantic in so many ways that so many visitors come year around for holidays and marriage ceremonies from all around the world. Beautiful lakes, Fortes of Rajputana Kings, Aravali Mountain Range, Tourist attraction In Udaipur like Shilpgram, Cultural heritage markets and so many other things are the most desired places in this city. For more information about Udaipur read Rajasthan Travel Guide.

People here are nice and friendly to all cultures. We can witness here the art, heritage, folk dance, museums, Monuments of Uday Sing, Maharan Pratap, Haldighati, Delicious cuisines, Puppet shows, Bawari’s And Haveli are also kept and well restored till now. People here speak Hindi, Mewari, English and other local version of Rajasthani language.

The city is also a dream wedding destination where couples from around the globe celebrate marriage ceremonies here. This wedding show how beautiful and gregarious is the culture of The Lake City.
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The town has its own Airport named as Maharana Pratap Airport which is situated at a distance of 22 Kms from the heart of Udaipur city. Maharana Pratap Airport is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Jaipur via Air India, Air India Regional, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines.

By air

Maharana Pratap or Dabok Airport is located at a distance of 22 km from the city of Udaipur. Many domestic airlines connect the city to all the major cities of India including Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Regular air services are available for Delhi and Mumbai.

By rail

Udaipur is well-connected with other cities of Rajasthan as well as India. There are frequent trains which run to and from Udaipur connecting Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi. The luxury train Palace on Wheels is also a good option for those who wish to pamper themselves.

By road

Udaipur has developed a brilliant road connectivity with almost all the major cities in India. The frequency of state as well private buses is awesome and regular. One can hire taxis to drive here. Jaipur (418 km) Ahmedabad (256 km), Chittorgarh (115km), Alwar (348 km), Jaisalmer (508 km)

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